Sabri Lamouchi has revealed how much he loved his time at Nottingham Forest following his sacking on Tuesday.
A poor end to the previous campaign, where the Reds missed out on the top six, as well as an awful start to this season saw owner Evangelos Marinakis make the decision to dismiss Lamouchi on Tuesday.
Whilst many would agree with the action taken, particularly with Chris Hughton coming in, fans were still sad to see the former boss go.
He had built a good rapport with the majority at the City Ground and Lamouchi released a statement via the LMA that showed his gratitude to those on the terraces for backing him throughout his time in England.
“To the fans, it was an honour to work for your great club. We lived a season that I will never forget. You sung my name and you made me feel a part of your club. I hope that your dreams will come true and that the club will reach the top. I hope I will have the opportunity to see you again in the City Ground one day.”
Unsurprisingly, that prompted a lot of reaction from the Forest fans who were full of praise for the way the 48-year-old has handled his sacking and they also reflected on the good times that they enjoyed in the past year.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter to his comments…
Bit of class from Sabri, take note @NFFC
— @clashcityrocker (@nffc2009) October 9, 2020
That is so sad 🙁🙁
— Harry (@NFFCHarry6) October 9, 2020
Beautifully said. Thank you for everything too Sabri.
— Trixie King NFFC (@TrixieKing27) October 9, 2020
Such a shame it didn't work out
— Jay (@forest_jay) October 9, 2020
Didn't expect anything else, as a man I think we all wanted it to work for him but unfortunately the club did the right thing. I hope he goes on to have the success he deserves.
— Scott Harding (@ScottHa26547799) October 9, 2020
Classy and dignified unlike the club's announcement of his sacking. #NFFC
— Marc Ost (@marcost68) October 9, 2020
All the best Sabri. I wish you well. Thanks for giving us hope! 💕
— Debs🇪🇺❤️ (@deblee_smith) October 9, 2020